The Resource Analysis of heavy-rain-producing elevated thunderstorms in the MO-KS-OK region of the United States, by Laurel McCoy

Analysis of heavy-rain-producing elevated thunderstorms in the MO-KS-OK region of the United States, by Laurel McCoy

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Analysis of heavy-rain-producing elevated thunderstorms in the MO-KS-OK region of the United States
Title
Analysis of heavy-rain-producing elevated thunderstorms in the MO-KS-OK region of the United States
Statement of responsibility
by Laurel McCoy
Title variation
Analysis of heavy-rain producing elevated thunderstorms in the Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma region of the United States
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Language
eng
Summary
Presented is a composite analysis of elevated thunderstorms that produced heavy rainfall in the Springfield, Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, and Tulsa National Weather Service County Warning Areas (CWAs) during the warm season (April through September) between 1979 and 2012. These CWAs encompass the region which Colman (1990) found experiences the most elevated thunderstorms in the United States. The events composited produced over two inches of rain in 24 hours, and composites were generated for the time just prior to the heaviest rainfall, six hours prior, and twelve hours prior. The results concluded that in all five CWAs, heavy-rainfall-producing elevated thunderstorms resulted from the cooperation of the low-level jet with the right-entrance region of the upper-level jet. Convection and heavy rainfall commences just as the low-level jet ramps up from the south-southwest in the region of maximized convergence above the stable boundary layer. Ample moisture is present even 12 hours prior to the event, with the low-level jet advecting in even more moisture at the beginning of the event. K-index values show well the destabilization of the layer above the low-level stable layer, with values increasing from 30 to 35 just prior to the event at the location of maximum precipitation. The location of the nose of the low-level jet, the K-index maximum, and the 250-hPA divergence maximum together give a very good indication of where the placement of the heaviest precipitation is located
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MUU
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McCoy, Laurel
Degree
M.S.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2014.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Market, Patrick S.
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  • Thunderstorms
  • Depth-area-duration (Hydrometeorology)
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Analysis of heavy-rain-producing elevated thunderstorms in the MO-KS-OK region of the United States, by Laurel McCoy
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Note
  • "MAY 2014."
  • "A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Masters of Science."
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Patrick Market
Accompanying material
2 supplementary files
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-208)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
954493375
Extent
1 online resource (xlvi, 208 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps +
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954493375
Label
Analysis of heavy-rain-producing elevated thunderstorms in the MO-KS-OK region of the United States, by Laurel McCoy
Publication
Note
  • "MAY 2014."
  • "A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Masters of Science."
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Patrick Market
Accompanying material
2 supplementary files
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-208)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
954493375
Extent
1 online resource (xlvi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps +
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954493375

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